Prem Chopra to young actors: You’ve to settle yourself in a commercial banner and then you can take risks

Considering the kind of competition that exists, one might think it’s not easy to have a strong footing in the film industry. However, veteran actor Prem Chopra feels that whether you belong to the experienced lot or the young crop of actors, as long as you have talent, you can make a mark.

Does he have a favourite among actors Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar or any of their contemporaries? “They are all very hardworking and capable. Staying in the [film] business and playing the lead heroes in most films is quite next to impossible at times. But look at how they have consistently been accepted by the audience, in a big way. The reason behind it is that they worked very hard. Once you slack in this profession, it doesn’t belong to you, it’s very cruel in that way,” he explains.